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Best Fujifilm cameras to buy in 2024

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The best Fujifilm cameras are some of the most capable, stylish and downright enjoyable cameras to use right now. Famous for their analogue-style, dial-based controls and attractive Film Simulation colour modes, Fujifilm cameras offer a uniquely immediate shooting experience. From the immensely popular X100 compacts to the X-mount mirrorless series and the high-resolution GFX medium format cameras, the Fujifilm ecosystem offers something for everyone.

Indeed, the manufacturer has been on something of a hot-streak lately. The X100VI is selling out so fast that supply can’t keep up with demand, and more recently we’ve seen the arrival of the X-T50, a miniature counterpart to the popular flagship X-T5. And if you don’t have the budget for the new stuff, there’s also a robust and vibrant second-hand market of Fujifilm gear, where you can pick ip fantastic cameras for significant discounts on launch prices.

I’ve put together this guide help you pick the best Fujifilm camera for whatever you like to shoot. The AP team has tested and reviewed every camera on this list, and have kept the guide regularly updated with our latest findings. At the bottom of the page we’ve put together a quick explainer section for those who are new to Fujifilm cameras – as well as answers to some common questions. But for now, let’s get started with the best Fujifilm cameras you can buy, and don’t forget to check out the best Fujifilm lenses, too.

The best Fujifilm cameras – our quick list

  • Best Fujifilm camera overall: Fujifilm X-T5 – buy now
  • Best Fujifilm compact camera: Fujifilm X100VI – buy now
  • Best Fujifilm camera for beginners: Fujifilm X-T50 – buy now
  • Best Fujifilm hybrid camera: Fujifilm X-S20 – buy now
  • Best Fujifilm for landscapes: Fujifilm X-H2 – buy now
  • Best Fujifilm camera for sports and action: Fujifilm X-H2S – buy now
  • Best budget Fujifilm camera: Fujifilm X-T30 II – buy now
  • Best Fujifilm camera with a viewfinder: Fujifilm X-Pro3 – buy now
  • Best value Fujifilm medium format camera: Fujifilm GFX50S II – buy now
  • Best high-resolution medium format: Fujifilm GFX100 II – buy now

The best used Fujifilm cameras:

  • Best used compact camera: Fujifilm X100V – buy now
  • Best used Fujifilm for travel: Fujifilm X-E4 – buy now
  • Best used Fujifilm camera with a viewfinder: Fujifilm X-Pro3 – buy now
  • Best cheap all-round used Fujifilm: Fujifilm X-T4 – buy now
  • Best Fujifilm for beginners and DSLR users: Fujifilm X-S10 – buy now
  • Best second-hand medium format Fujifilm: Fujifilm GFX100S – buy now

Read on for a full breakdown of each camera on the list, starting with our standout favourite…

Best Fujifilm camera overall: Fujifilm X-T5

At a glance:

  • Mirrorless X-mount camera
  • 40.2MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS 5 HR sensor
  • ISO 125-12,800 (ISO 64-51,200 extended)
  • 15fps continuous shooting (mechanical shutter)
  • Price: $1,699 / £1,699 body only

Long-awaited, much-appreciated – the Fujifilm X-T5 is the best Fujifilm camera for photographers, and probably the best camera that Fujifilm has ever made. Earning a full five stars in AP’s full review, this fabulous mirrorless camera gets a considerable resolution bump compared to the X-T4, leaping all the way up to 40MP. It’s also smaller than the X-T4, and much more similar in size to the original X-T1.

What’s more, it also receives the must-have feature of cameras that have come out over the past year – subject-detect autofocus, an AI-powered system that can pick out particular subjects like humans or animals and lock the focus onto them with unerring accuracy.

Cheaper than the X-H2, the X-T5 actually provides remarkable value for money once you dig into what you get. A broad ISO sensitivity range, a comprehensive autofocus system and a bangingly fast burst rate (15fps with the mechanical shutter or 20fps with the electronic shutter and 1.29x crop) – it all adds up to a camera that’s pretty much good at everything. For the same price as an old, under-specced full-frame camera, the Fujifilm X-T5 gives you bags of functionality.

While the X-T5 shoots excellent video, in 6K no less, in my view it isn’t really a video-focused camera and something like the X-H2 will give video users more bang for their buck. However, the X-T5 is a fabulous all-rounder camera, a fine achievement by Fujifilm, and a compelling argument that full-frame really isn’t everything.

Best for: stills shooters who want to do a bit of everything

Read our full Fujifilm X-T5 review.

Best Fujifilm compact camera: Fujifilm X100VI

At a glance:

  • Premium compact camera
  • 40.2MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS 5 HR sensor
  • 23mm F2 lens, 35mm equivalent: 35mm
  • 11fps continuous shooting (mechanical shutter)
  • $1599 (excluding taxes), £1599, €1799

Fujifilm’s gorgeous X100 compacts have been a mainstay of the X lineup since the very beginning – the original X100 was in fact the camera that kicked off the brand’s renaissance back in 2010. Since then, the basic formula hasn’t really changed across six iterations – it’s a camera that pairs an APS-C sensor with a fixed 35mm-equivalent lens, combining them with dial-led controls for an immersive, hands-on shooting experience.

The X100VI is the latest in the series, and it arrived with big shoes to fill after the previous X100V blew up in popularity on TikTok.

Happily, the X100VI is a triumph. It takes the beautiful 40MP sensor from the X-T5 and sticks it into a classic X100 body. So while you’ve still got that fixed 35mm equivalent lens, you can now use the digital teleconverter to crop into your images and still get brilliant results. At 50mm equivalent you get 20MP images, and you can double your focal length to 70mm equivalent and still get 10MP shots – which is plenty for sharing digitally or even a small print.

Handling is, as ever, sublime. The classic styling means the X100VI just feels great to use, with the unique hybrid viewfinder providing an immersive composition experience. You can overlay an electronic readout on the optical viewfinder, giving yourself truly the best of both worlds. Or, if you prefer, use the super-slim tilting screen for waist-level shooting – perfect for staying unnoticed on the street.

Really, the only strike against the X100VI is that they’re so darn hard to get hold of – even with Fujifilm having assured the world that it has stepped up its manufacturing quotas, stock still tends to sell out quickly. You could also try the older X100V on the used market (see below for more detail), though that tends to get snapped up quickly as well.

Best for: street, documentary and day-to-day photography

Find out more in our comprehensive Fujifilm X100VI review.

Best Fujifilm camera for beginners: Fujifilm X-T50

At a glance:

  • Mirrorless X-mount camera
  • 40.2MP APS-C X-Trans sensor
  • 8fps shooting (20fps electronic shutter / 1.3x crop)
  • In-body image stabilisation, up to 7 stops
  • Price: $1,399 / £1,299 body only

The new kid on the block, the Fujifilm X-T50 has been positively received so far – we’re still working on our full review, though you can read our first impressions at the link below. It’s essentially a successor to the X-T30 II and it works off the same concept; take the sensor from the current flagship camera (then the X-T3, now the X-T5) and bung it into a smaller and more affordable body, sacrificing a few features in the process, but resulting in an attractive camera that’s more affordable and less intimidating to beginners than the big boy.

So, the X-T50 doesn’t have weather-sealing, or an ISO dial, or a second card slot. However, it is still capable of capturing brilliant, vibrant 40MP images, just like the X-T5 or the hugely popular X100VI. Indeed, we suspect that this camera might end up becoming a consolation prize of sorts for those who can’t face the multi-month wait that’s currently required to get one’s hands on an X100VI.

However, the X-T50 doesn’t just take things away – it also brings some new features to the table. Probably the most talked about is the Film Simulation mode dial on the top plate, allowing you to switch between Fujifilm’s popular colour profiles without having to delve into menus. This may not interest all users, but for a slimmed-down camera like the X-T50 that’s likely to attract more casual photographers (who are maybe less interested in exhaustively processing RAWs) it makes a lot of sense – and we can confirm that it makes the camera a lot of fun to use.

The X-T50 isn’t a completely smash-hit out of the park. The price has raised a few eyebrows – it’s supposed to be an affordable alternative to the X-T5, but it’s not that much cheaper, with a price that’s firmly anchored in four figures even before you factor in the cost of a lens. It’s a charming camera, but budget users may be better off with a used model, or the older X-T30 II (featured below).

Best for: beginners, travel photographers

Read our Fujifilm X-T50 first look review.

Best Fujifilm hybrid camera: Fujifilm X-S20

At a glance:

  • Mirrorless X mount camera
  • 26.1MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor
  • ISO 160-12800 (80-51200 extended)
  • 5-axis in-body stabilisation
  • Price: $1299 / £1040 body only

The original Fujifilm X-S10 was a significant departure for Fujifilm, packing much of the technology from the then-flagship X-T4 into a far more compact body with more mainstream controls, notably a regular mode dial rather than a shutter speed/ISO dial. The Fujifilm X-S20 builds on this with a whole series of advances that make it well worth the extra outlay (around $300/£300 more at current prices).

On the face of it, not much has changed, as you still get a 26MP sensor and an almost identical body design. However, a faster processor delivers vastly increased buffer depth for continuous shooting, also thanks to a UHS-II compatible card slot, new AI-driven autofocus brings automatic subject recognition and tracking, and the video capabilities get a huge boost, with 4K 60p recording, ‘open gate’ 3:2 6K video, internal 4:2:2 recording and 12-bit raw via HDMI – there’s also a headphone socket now, and a bigger battery with greatly extended shooting times.

If you’re mainly interested in stills, the X-S20 may not offer enough of an improvement to make it worth the extra over the X-S10, but for video or hybrid shooters it’s a major upgrade. It might look like an expensive beginners camera, but it’s actually an extremely powerful hybrid tool at a ‘beginner’ price.

The body isn’t weather-sealed, but its light weight and compact size make the X-S20 ideal for travel photography, vlogging and other tasks where portability is key. A great all-rounder, and the perfect entry point to mirrorless cameras.

Best for: those who shoot both video and stills

Learn more in our full Fujifilm X-S20 review.

Best Fujifilm for landscapes: Fujifilm X-H2

At a glance:

  • Mirrorless X-mount camera
  • 40MP APS-C BSI X-Trans sensor
  • ISO 125-12,800 (ISO 64-51,200 extended)
  • Up to 20fps shooting (with 1.29x crop), 15fps uncropped
  • Price: $1,999 / £1,872 body only

The Fujifilm X-H2 was originally released alongside the high-speed X-H2S, and at the time of release, its 40.2MP resolution made it the highest-resolution X-mount camera you could buy. Shortly after, however, the stylish X-T5 arrived, using the exact same 40.2MP CMOS 5 HR sensor and costing about $300/£200 less. So why, you might reasonably ask, would I opt for the X-H2 over the X-T5?

A big part of the answer lies in video, in which category the X-H2 has the X-T5 licked. The X-H2 can record 8K 30p video with no crop in 4:2:2 10-bit, internally, for as long as 160 minutes. The X-T5 and the high-speed X-H2S both top out at 6K video-wise, still impressive, but the X-H2 is definitely a better choice for video shooters.

This isn’t the whole story though. I’ve found that the X-H2 is also a better choice for burst-shooting, which it can do at up to 20fps using the electronic shutter and with a 1.29x crop. Yes, the X-T5 can do this too, but the difference is in the shot buffer – the X-H2 can record more than a thousand JPEGs or 400 RAWs before the burst rate starts to slow down, while the X-T5 will start to stutter after 120 JPEGs or just 19 RAWs. The X-H2 also has a class-leading fastest shutter speed of 1/180,000-sec.

The X-H2 sits in a curious position. It’s high-res, but offers the same res as a cheaper stablemate. It’s fast, but not quite as fast as Fujifilm’s X-H2S (which, to be fair, is around $500/£500 more expensive). It might be quite a specific user who finds the X-H2 to be the perfect camera for them – but their reward will be a superb all-around camera.

Best for: Shooters who prioritise resolution and detail

Read our full Fujifilm X-H2 review.

Best Fujifilm camera for sports and action: Fujifilm X-H2S

At a glance:

  • Mirrorless X mount camera
  • 26.1MP APS-C stacked BSI CMOS 5 HS sensor
  • ISO 160-12800 (80-51200 extended)
  • 15fps continuous shooting (mechanical shutter)
  • Price: $2,499 / £2,200 body only

Fujifilm’s speedster flagship X-mount camera makes pains to differentiate itself from the company’s other models. Designed to be the premium, ambitious and enthusiast-friendly APS-C model in the range, the Fujifilm X-H2S offers a new stacked version of the 26.1MP sensor, as well as 6K video recording at 30fps (and 4K at up to 120fps), and 15fps continuous shooting (40fps with electronic shutter).

AI-assisted autofocus is able to recognise many subjects by their shape – birds, cars and trains as well as humans and pets. It also supports high-speed CFexpress Type B cards as well as SD, and has the option to add a fan so that overheating doesn’t affect performance, particularly during video capture.

It all adds up to a formidable piece of hardware that should be able to tackle the most demanding photography and video tasks.

Best for: Premium performance across the board

Read our full Fujifilm X-H2S review.

Best budget Fujifilm camera: Fujifilm X-T30 II

At a glance:

  • Mirrorless X mount camera
  • 26.1MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor
  • ISO 160-12800 (80-51200 extended)
  • 8fps continuous shooting (mechanical shutter)
  • Price: $899 / £799 body only

The replacement for the hugely popular X-T30 and yet another camera in the current range that uses the popular 26.1MP X-Trans 4 sensor and X-Processor 4, the Fujifilm X-T30 II is an entry-level model with a lot to offer for its price.

It lacks in-body image stabilisation, while its tilting screen can’t be flipped to face forward, which detracts from its vlogging and selfie-taking potential, but its autofocus system is fast and accurate and image quality is on a par with models that share the same sensor and processor hardware (like the X-E4, X-T4 and X-S10). Video recording options include 4K at 30fps and 1080p at 60fps.

Where the X-S10 and X-S20 have a PASM mode dial in the style of rival manufacturers, the X-T30 II uses Fujifilm’s signature twin-dial setup, with shutter speed and exposure compensation quickly adjustable via two top-mounted dials. This does look to be the last of Fujifilm’s old-school designs, however, at least at the beginner/enthusiast end of the market, so if you want one and you find a retailer that has it in stock, you shouldn’t waste any time.

Best for: Shooters on a strict budget

Read our full Fujifilm X-T30 II review where we put this camera through its paces.

Best Medium Format Fujifilm Cameras

Best value Fujifilm medium format camera: Fujifilm GFX50S II

At a glance:

  • Mirrorless GF-mount camera
  • 51.4MP medium format Bayer array sensor
  • ISO 50-102,400 (extended)
  • 5-axis in-body image stabilisation
  • Price: $3,199 / £2,799 body only

Medium format digital photography was once the preserve of the well-heeled, but the Fujifilm GFX50S II makes it more accessible than ever. With its (relatively) affordable price and compact size (it’s similar in bulk to a full-frame DSLR), it’s significantly easier to own and use than the bulky and expensive alternatives from the likes of Hasselblad and Leica.

It’s Fujifilm’s cheapest medium format model too, and consequently falls behind its pricier brethren when it comes to autofocus capabilities, video options and continuous shooting speed. Pair it with a high-quality lens and start taking photos, however, and these niggles feel less weighty. The rich colours, fine detail and wide dynamic range on show are a revelation compared to APS-C and full-frame, and the fact you can achieve them when shooting handheld with such a small body is a huge accessibility advantage.

What’s perhaps most remarkable about the GFX 50S II is that it’s now cheaper than a good many high-end full frame mirrorless cameras, though Fujifilm’s GFX lenses remain quite expensive.

Best for: Landscape and fine art photography

Read our full Fujifilm GFX50S II review.

Best high-resolution Fujifilm medium format: Fujifilm GFX100 II

At a glance:

  • Mirrorless GF-mount camera
  • 102MP medium format BSI-CMOS sensor
  • ISO 80-102,400 (extended)
  • 5-axis image stabilisation
  • $7499 / £6,999 body-only

The Fujifilm GFX100 II takes one step closer to realising Fujifilm’s dream of a truly versatile, do-almost-everything medium format camera. It comes equipped with a sophisticated autofocus system that benefits from intelligent subject-detection, as well as an 8fps burst mode (pretty sprightly for a medium format camera) with a big buffer of up to 300 raw images. A redesigned sensor from the previous GFX100 also enables new features such as a new base ISO setting of 80 – great for getting clean, noise free images.

The GFX100 II is undoubtedly an expensive proposition (though it cheekily undercuts the asking price of the Hasselblad X2D 100C, one of its biggest rivals). However, for professionals who are looking for dazzling image quality, it will deliver that and then some. We found in testing that we could get absolutely stunning images, shot after shot, and the improved handling made the camera a pleasure to use. Of particular note is the superb new viewfinder.

The GFX100S (see below) is smaller, lighter and cheaper. In all other respects, the stunning GFX100 II is the superior buy.

Best for: Professional photography, particualrly landscapes, portraits and fine art.

Best used Fujifilm cameras

Here, I’ve picked out the Fujifilm cameras that are no longer in production or generally aren’t available to buy new, but still represent a bargain on the used market. Check out this guide to the best second-hand full-frame mirrorless camera for some more options and tips on how to get the best deals on the used market.

Best used Fujifilm compact camera: Fujifilm X100V

At a glance:

  • Premium compact camera
  • 26.1MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor
  • 23mm F2 lens, 35mm equivalent: 35mm
  • 11fps continuous shooting (mechanical shutter)
  • Price: $1,399 / £1,349 (RRP)

Now discontinued, the X100V remains available on the second-hand market – but like the X100VI, you may need fast reflexes to get hold of one, as it remains popular. Boasting the specifications of a mirrorless camera in a fixed lens compact design, the Fujifilm X100V sports the same 26.1MP APS-C sensor and X-Processor 4 as many of its interchangeable lens stablemates.

While you can’t remove its 23mm lens, its F2 aperture and excellent optics make it a fantastic performer in almost all situations (and you can use Fujifilm’s optional 0.8x and 1.4x conversion lenses to change the focal length to 28mm and 50mm equivalent respectively).

With an 11fps continuous shooting speed (30fps with electronic shutter) it’s quick, and autofocus is swift and accurate to boot; combined with its inconspicuous size (it can fit in a jacket pocket) and easy handling, these traits make it ideal for street photography. It can be equipped with a weather resistant kit too, making it suitable for outdoor snapping all year round. It’s easy to see why this made it into our list of the best compact cameras.

If it’s too expensive or hard-to-find for you, check out our list of the best Fujifilm X100V alternatives.

Best for: Uncomplicated travel and street photography

Learn more in our Fujifilm X100V review.

Best used Fujifilm for travel: Fujifilm X-E4

At a glance:

  • Mirrorless X mount camera
  • 26.1MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor
  • ISO 160-12800 (80-51200 extended)
  • 8fps continuous shooting (mechanical shutter)
  • Price: $849 / £799 or more, body only, used

Even though this is a fairly recent release, having debuted in 2021, there are signs that the Fujifilm X-E4 hasn’t been much of a success story. Stocks have run dry in the UK with Fujifilm seemingly in no rush to replace them, and it is already listed as discontinued in the US. Your best bet will be searching for it on the second-hand market.

The Fujifilm X-E4 is a solid performer for both photo and video capture (it can record 4K at up to 30fps) and feels pleasingly petite when combined with a small, lightweight lens; appropriately, it’s available in a bundle with the tiny XF 27mm F2.8 pancake prime. However, there are a few reasons why I would probably consider some of Fujifilm’s other models before this one.

For starters, the X-E4 doesn’t have in-body image stabilisation – likely a result of its smaller body lacking the space for the necessary components. The body shape is more akin to a rangefinder camera than the DSLRs that inspired the X-T series or the X-S series, and this means handling and controls aren’t quite as intuitive as they could be (you can buy optional grips to make the X-E4 sit more securely in your hands, but this will add to the cost, raising the question of why you shouldn’t just spend the extra money on a camera with a better grip already).

Best for: Inconspicuous street and travel photography

Read more in our full Fujifilm X-E4 review.

Best used Fujifilm camera with a viewfinder: Fujifilm X-Pro3

At a glance:

  • Mirrorless X mount camera
  • 26.1MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor
  • ISO 160-12800 (80-51200 extended)
  • 11fps continuous shooting (mechanical shutter)
  • Price: $1,549 / £1,499 (body only, used)

With so many cookie cutter cameras in the mirrorless marketplace, there’s certainly room for oddities like the Fujifilm X-Pro3. Rather than a traditional rear screen, the latest edition of the rangefinder-esque X-Pro line has a tiny, low-power 1.28in sub-monitor showing vital shooting info like shutter speed, aperture, ISO and so on. Fold this down on the bottom-mounted hinge and you’ll see a standard 3in LCD touchscreen on the sub-monitor’s reverse.

It’s Fujifilm’s way of encouraging use of the viewfinder for photography, which sounds admirable but adds frustration to the process when you just want to view or change settings from the main or quick menus (the sub-monitor doesn’t let you do this).

If you can live with the quirks, the X-Pro3 is a great performer that forces you to address photography in a different way to other Fujifilm cameras. It won’t appeal to everyone, however, and some people have reported reliability issues with the screen(s).

Best for: Purists with a penchant for eccentricity

Find a great X-Mount lens in our guide to the Best Fujifilm X-Mount lenses!

Best cheap all-round used Fujifilm: Fujifilm X-T4

At a glance:

  • Mirrorless X-mount camera
  • 26.1MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor
  • ISO 160-12800 (ISO 80-51200 extended)
  • 15fps continuous shooting (mechanical shutter)
  • Price: $1,549 / £1,399 (body only)

At the time of its release the Fujifilm X-T4 may have been the best mirrorless APS-C camera ever made. Building on previous X-T models by adding effective 5-axis in-body image stabilisation (with some increased bulk) and a highly manoeuvrable side-hinged vari-angle touchscreen, it’s a fantastically flexible camera that can confidently step up to any photo or video task.

With rapid continuous shooting, fast and accurate Face/Eye autofocus and powerful processing, it’s a dab hand when it comes to demanding action or wildlife photography, while its sensor resolves excellent levels of detail and handles noise remarkably well.

Videographers will appreciate its ability to shoot 4K at up to 60fps, although they may find the lack of a headphone socket for monitoring audio levels disappointing – this can be resolved using a USB-C to 3.5mm adapter.

Now that the X-T5 has arrived, the X-T4 can be picked up for a decent discount on its launch price, as well as being available second-hand. And let’s not split hairs – this is still an excellent camera for basically anyone, especially those who don’t like the idea of cards and drives filling up with 40MP files.

Best for: All-round photo and video shooting

Read what we originally thought of this camera in our Fujifilm X-T4 review.

Best used Fujifilm for beginners and DSLR users: Fujifilm X-S10

At a glance:

  • Mirrorless X mount camera
  • 26.1MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor
  • ISO 160-12800 (80-51200 extended)
  • 5-axis in-body stabilisation
  • Price: $999 / £929 (body only)

Best looked on as a junior version of the X-T4, the Fujifilm X-S10 is significantly smaller, lighter and cheaper than its stablemate while offering a very similar level of spec and features. It has now been replaced by the X-S20, but still represents great value on the used market.

It’s a little slower when it comes to continuous shooting (8fps as opposed to the X-T4’s 15fps using the mechanical shutter) and can’t capture 4K video at 60fps (a more modest 30fps is available for 4K recording), but I’ve found that it offers a similar level of resolution detail and general performance thanks to its adoption of the same sensor and processor as the X-T4, not to mention in-body stabilisation and a similar autofocus system.

The body isn’t weather-sealed, but its lightweight and compact size makes it ideal for travel photography, vlogging and other tasks where portability is key. It seems to me a great all-rounder and the perfect entry point to mirrorless cameras.

Best for: DSLR upgraders who don’t want full frame

Learn more in our full Fujifilm X-S10 review.

Best used medium format: Fujifilm GFX100S

At a glance:

  • Mirrorless G mount camera
  • 102MP medium format Bayer array sensor
  • ISO 50-102,400 (extended)
  • 5fps continuous shooting (mechanical shutter)
  • Price: $5,499 / £4,799 body only

Another medium format camera in a surprisingly compact and easy-to-handle body, the Fujifilm GFX100S has since been updated by the GFX100 II, but is plentifully available on the second-hand market.

The image quality on offer here is nothing short of astonishing, with vast amounts of detail and dynamic range achievable (even when shooting handheld in less than perfect lighting conditions, thanks to the in-body image stabilisation). It can also record 4K video at 30fps, which puts it above the GFX50S II, which can only manage 1080p recording, despite the 51MP sensor.

The GFX50S II’s affordability means it’s still a better entry-point to larger format photography, but if detail is a priority for you then the GFX100S is definitely worth the extra outlay. It currently costs no more than some high-end full-frame mirrorless cameras I could name but offers a whole new level of resolution.

Best for: Enthusiast photographers who need the most detail possible

Read our Fujifilm GFX100S review to learn more.

How to choose the best Fujifilm camera

The first thing to establish is which Fujifilm camera system you’re going to use. X-series mirrorless cameras are the stars of the show, offering terrific image quality from APS-C sensors. Whether you choose the photo-focused Fujifilm X-T5, the high-speed shooting Fujifilm X-H2S or the DSLR-styled Fujifilm X-S20, you’ll get a terrific camera packed with high-end features.

Or, for a premium large-sensor experience, you can bypass full-frame and go all the way up to the Fujifilm GFX medium-format system. These cameras offer sky-high megapixels counts (more than 100MP in some cases) in mirrorless-style bodies. If you choose either of these systems, remember you’ll also need to look at the best Fujifilm lenses.

Alternatively, you can look at Fujifilm’s fabulous compacts. The range isn’t as broad as it once was, but the fixed-lens X100 series is still going strong, with the latest Fujifilm X100VI arriving to a rapturous reception among photographers. That magical combo of an APS-C sensor, classic styling, and a 35mm equivalent lens still turns heads!

I’ve included all different types in this guide, along with an explainer at the bottom on how to choose the best Fujifilm camera for those who get lost in the technical terms – as well as some answers to questions readers commonly ask me about Fuji. As well as the new stuff, I’ve also included some great cameras to pick up second-hand, for those on a budget.

Here are the key specs it’ll help to think about when shopping for a Fujifilm camera.

Mirrorless, compact or medium format? Fujifilm cameras come in three categories. The most well-populated is the X-mount mirrorless range, all of which use APS-C X-Trans sensors and accept X-mount lenses. Fujifilm also makes compact cameras with fixed lenses, though there is currently only one model in production – the hugely popular Fujifilm X100V, which also uses an APS-C X-Trans sensor.

The other option is to go large-sensor with Fujifilm’s GFX range of medium format cameras. This series has wildly redefined what medium format cameras can look like, including models that are much faster, cheaper (relatively) and more portable than previously seen. We’ve included every currently available model from all three categories in this guide, so you have plenty to pick from.


Fujifilm has been upping its resolution game recently. For years, its X-series cameras resolutely stuck to the 26.1MP X-Trans sensor design. However, the arrival of the X-T5 and the X-H2 in 2022 changed everything, as both cameras sport a hefty 40MP of resolution, providing much more detail in images, at the cost of larger files. Of course, if this isn’t enough for you, the medium format GFX cameras run up to 100MP.

Build and handling:

Some Fujifilm cameras are built more ruggedly than others, and if you need weatherproofing for outdoor shooting, you’ll want to be careful which you buy. For instance, while the X-T cameras are generally weatherproof, the beginner-friendly X-S10 and its successor the X-S20 are not. The good news though is that handling is consistently very good across all Fujifilm cameras, with dial-led controls and good viewfinders.

Shooting speed and autofocus:

Fujifilm’s shooting speeds are generally very good, and further improved when the X-H2S came along in 2022. Its stacked sensor design enables super-fast shooting speeds of up to 40fps with the electronic shutter, and it also has AI-powered subject-detect autofocus that’s capable of keeping up. AI subject detection now appears in the X-S20, too.

In-body image stabilisation. 

In-body image stabilisation (IBIS) is a common feature on Fujifilm cameras, and can be hugely useful both for video and for shooting at slow shutter speeds in low light. Older models like the X-T30 II don’t have it, while newer cameras like the X-S20 do. However, a fair few Fuji X-mount lenses have built-in optical stabilisation anyway, so this may not be a deal-breaker.

For more options, check out our guide to the best mirrorless cameras, and we also have a rundown on DSLR vs mirrorless: which is best if you’re struggling to pick which type of camera is right for you.

Fujifilm cameras: frequently asked questions

Here, let us take a closer look at some of the common questions that readers ask me about Fujifilm cameras.

Which Fujifilm cameras have Film Simulation?

All Fujifilm APS-C and medium format cameras have Film Simulation to some degree – it was present in the original X100 released all the way back in 2011. However, Fujifilm has consistently bestowed its newer models with added stock simulations and modes like “Classic Chrome” (introduced on the X100T) or “Eterna” (introduced on the X-H1). This means that a Film Simulation enthusiast will have a lot more options for experimentation if they opt for a more recent Fujifilm camera. The new X-T50 also has a dedicated dial for Film Simulation modes.

Which Fujifilm cameras are weather-sealed?

A number of Fujifilm’s mirrorless and compact cameras have weather-sealing, making them much more robust for outdoor shoots in which the weather conditions are less than favourable. The following Fujifilm X cameras are weather-sealed

  • Fujifilm X100V, X100VI (with optional kit)
  • Fujifilm X-T5, X-T4, X-T3, X-T2, X-T1
  • Fujifilm X-H2S, X-H2, X-H1
  • Fujifilm X-Pro3, X-Pro2
  • Fujifilm GFX 100S, GFX 100
  • Fujifilm GFX 50S II, GFX 50S, GFX 50R

Of course, if you choose a weather-sealed camera, it’s not going to be much use if you don’t also pair it with a weather-sealed lens. Fujifilm uses a “WR” acronym to denote which of its lenses have weather-sealing, so look for this if you’re lens-shopping and want to avoid compromising your kit.

Which Fujifilm cameras have IBIS (in-body image stabilisation)?

As I’ve explained at great length throughout this guide, IBIS is a hugely useful feature for both photographers and videographers. The following is a list of Fujifilm cameras with IBIS:

  • Fujifilm X100VI
  • Fujifilm X-T5, X-T4
  • Fujifilm X-H2S, X-H2, X-H1
  • Fujifilm X-S20, X-S10
  • Fujifilm GFX 50S II
  • Fujifilm GFX 100S, GFX 100

Now you’ve found a great Fujifilm camera, have a look at more of our buying guides, and latest reviews.

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